Episode 1.7 Update on Makena and COVID, emergency contraception, and the relationship between breastfeeding and IQ
In this episode, we discuss some new literature about the effectiveness of progesterone for preterm labor as well as some new evidence implicating 17-hydroxyprogesterone as a possible endocrine disruptor that might cause increased risk of cancer. We also discuss emergency contraception and new studies in that field. Finally, we discuss the relationship between breastfeeding and IQ.
Drug Used to Prevent Miscarriages May Be Upping Cancer Rates Decades Later
ACOG practice advisory: https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2021/03/clinical-guidance-for-the-integration-of-the-findings-of-the-epppic-meta-analysis-evaluating-progestogens-for-preventing-preterm-birth-international-collaborative
COVID vax Harvard preg study: KJ Gray et al. COVID-19 vaccine response in pregnant and lactating women: a cohort study.
Absorption of Maternal Antibodies
Emergency contraception review: evidence-based recommendations for clinicians
Levonorgestrel vs. Copper Intrauterine Devices for Emergency Contraception
Interventions for emergency contraception
History and Efficacy of Emergency Contraception: Beyond Coca-Cola
A qualitative assessment of how people understand the mechanism of action of emergency contraceptive pills
Sibling Study Finds No Long-Term Breastfeeding Benefits For Kids
Is breast truly best? Estimating the effects of breastfeeding on long-term child health and wellbeing in the United States using sibling comparisons